Title: Carolina Breeze
Author: Denise Hunter
Release Date: May 19th, 2020
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
A jilted bride. A struggling innkeeper. And a romantic mountain getaway that changes everything.
Rising Hollywood star Mia Emerson is looking for a safe place to land in the wake of a public breakup and scandal, and she finds it in the lake town of Bluebell, North Carolina—the location of her canceled honeymoon. She wants nothing more than to hide and wait for the tabloids to die down.
Soon after her arrival at the Bluebell Inn, Mia meets Levi Bennett, who runs the inn along with his two younger sisters. Drawn to one another from the start, Mia trusts Levi to keep her location from the press, and Levi confides in Mia about the financial state of the inn—a secret he’s been keeping from his sisters.
When Mia and Levi discover an old journal that hints at a rare diamond necklace hidden in the inn, they set off on a treasure hunt to find the long-lost heirloom. What they don’t expect to surface are feelings they thought were safely locked away. Mia and Levi must decide if falling in love again is too big a risk—or if it will uncover a treasure of its own instead.
Carolina Breeze is a sweet romance about faith, hope, and love. It was so adorable and easy to read that I didn’t want to put it down. Mia and Levi are beautiful characters and made this story perfection.
This is my first time reading Denise Hunter and I absolutely loved it. Mia is a super famous actress that is going through a scandal and was dumped by her fiance. She decides to go to Bluebell Inn in North Carolina. That is where she and her fiance were supposed to go on their honeymoon. The inn is special to her and has a family history that she so desperately wants to learn more about.
As soon as he walks in, she notices the handsome innkeeper named Levi. He has been preparing and pulling out all the stops for Mia thinking she is still going to be on her honeymoon. Levi is so attentive and caring and realizes that something is off with Mia.
He finds out about her drama and wants to help. They start to spend more time together going on hikes, enjoying the scenery, and even going on a treasure hunt to find her grandmother’s valuable necklace.
I adored the friendship between Mia and Levi. It started off so innocent and once real feelings blossomed it made it feel so pure. They were able to open up like they never had before and let out their hopes, dreams, fears, and even chat about their faith.
I give Carolina Breeze 5 stars. It is a charming story set in a magnificent town. Mia searched for one thing in her life and that was to be loved. She finally felt that feeling and the journey she took alongside Levi was magical.
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Denise Hunter’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, May 19th: Book Reviews and More by Kathy
Wednesday, May 20th: The Romance Dish
Thursday, May 21st: @cassies_books_reviews
Friday, May 22nd: Kritter’s Ramblings
Friday, May 22nd: Christian Chick’s Thoughts
Monday, May 25th: Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, May 27th: Run Wright
Thursday, May 28th: @honeynougats.reads
Thursday, May 28th: @angelareadsbooks
Friday, May 29th: @nsiabblog
Tuesday, June 2nd: Into the Hall of Books
Wednesday, June 3rd: Girl Who Reads
Friday, June 5th: Books and Cats and Coffee
Tuesday, June 9th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, June 10th: @megsbookclub
Thursday, June 11th: Running Through the Storms
Friday, June 12th: View from the Birdhouse